Southeast Asia

US-ASEAN Ties and the China Factor

US President Joe Biden hosted a two day US-ASEAN Summit on May 12-13, 2022. This is the first time, that leaders of the 10...

How The Geopolitics Incurred in the Philippines’ Energy Security

The Philippines' energy landscape is susceptible to supply disruption. In 2020, 47% of the Philippines' total primary energy supply came from imported oil and...

Myanmar Deserves Our Support Too

In the past week, the world has rightly united behind Ukraine as it faces a horrifying invasion from Russia. In just the first few...

Intensifying Pressure on Myanmar’s Military Can Restore Democracy

Just over a year ago, General Min Aung Hlaing, the head of the armed forces, ousted the NLD government led by Aung San Suu...

Will the Tatmadaw Be Able to Maintain the Status Quo?

A year has passed since the Myanmar military, Tatmadaw, seized power by orchestrating the infamous coup d'état in February 2021. The resistance against the...

A Year After the Coup, Myanmar Mired in Conflict and Catastrophe

Feb. 1, 2022 — marks a year since the military of Myanmar, popularly known as Tatmadaw, orchestrated a coup to seize power after rejecting...

Ray of Hope From Paris for Victims of Political Violence in Cambodia

Today we commemorate the 18th anniversary of the assassination in Phnom Penh of popular trade union leader Chea Vichea on Jan. 22, 2004. Those...

LINE Can Protect Users by Confirming Messages Sent by Cambodia’s Hun Sen

The Japan-based LINE messaging app has the chance to strengthen the protection of its users and prevent unjust government punishment. It can do so by providing crucial evidence in...

Java to Borneo: Developmental or a Strategic Move?

Borneo, the third largest island on earth, is a home to 18 million people and over 200 ethnic groups. The rainforests of Borneo are...

Cambodia Is Being Turned Into a Political Advert for Chinese Vaccines

Cambodia has achieved an impressive rate of vaccination against COVID-19. In mid-November, 79% of the population had been fully vaccinated with two doses, putting...

Cambodia Doomed to Repeat 2018 Electoral Farce Until Opposition CNRP Reinstated

Cambodia risks repeating the electoral farce of 2018 when the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won all the seats in a bogus exercise which...

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Minority Question in Bangladesh: ‘Distorted’ Reality?

The minority narrative about Bangladesh is largely dominated by...

The Transatlantic Alliance’s Responsibility Crisis

The war in Ukraine has united the West in...

The Raging Crypto Mania in Pakistan

The crypto revolution in Pakistan faces regulatory impediments as...

Misfiring Countermeasures and the Impact of Declining Deterrence

Unsolved security dilemmas and fragility in confidence building measures...

The Diplomacy-Deterrence Complex in the US Defense Policy in the Middle East

The Middle East has featured prominently in the US...